Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech are donating doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan has issued a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures to curb a surge in the coronavirus just three months ahead of the Olympics.
Japan says it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics.
China has warned the U.S. not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach in response to complaints about the country’s human rights record.
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not sanction athletes for raising their fists or kneeling during the national anthem at Olympic trials, previewing a contentious policy it expects to stick to when many of those same athletes head to Tokyo this summer.
Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday.
Mark Pavelich, a former member of the 1980 Team USA "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, has passed away in a residential treatment center in Minnesota, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.
A woman has been named president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee. Seiko Hashimoto had been serving as Olympic minister and replaces 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori.
Organizers and the International Olympic Committee are finally going public with their planning, hoping to push back against reports the Olympics will be canceled with Tokyo and much of Japan still under a state of emergency with COVID-19 cases rising.
Russia has been banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.
The CEO of next year's Tokyo Olympics says the postponed games might not look like what fans are accustomed to.
“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said.
Star Trek legend George Takei seemingly announced that he would be the final torchbearer to light the Olympic Flame in Tokyo in 2021.
The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games.
COVID-19 prompted the postponement of Tokyo 2020, but this is not the first time the Olympics have not occurred during their scheduled year.
Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.
Japan's prime minister says coronavirus won't postpone or cancel games
And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues to threaten the Tokyo Olympics which begin July 24.
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer’s Tokyo Games because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying organizers will probably either hold the event or cancel it.
In 1980, Team USA’s victory over the Soviet Union’s national ice hockey team — then believed to be unbeatable — was and still is nothing short of miraculous.